‘We are the future’: BHS students plan to work polls, volunteer
With the midterm election approaching on November 8, many Berkeley High School students are signing up to be election poll workers in order to play a part in this year’s midterm elections. In particular, BHS clubs have been participating in political activism.
Five New Pro-Tenant Members Elected to Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
On November 3, the five members of the Right to Housing Slate were elected to the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board. On their campaign website, the candidates describe themselves as “a group of progressive, pro-tenant candidates,” who “believe that housing is a human right.” The new board members are Leah Simon-Weisberg, Mari Mendonca, Andy Kelley, Dominique
Arreguín Reelected as Mayor, Babbitt and Vasudeo to Fill School Board Seats
Last week, voters reelected Jesse Arreguín as Berkeley Mayor and selected Ana Vasudeo and Laura Babbitt as School Board Directors. Mira Liao, a Berkeley Unified School District parent of two, expected that Jesse Arreguín would be reelected and believes that he is the best candidate for the position, adding that it is hard to
Voting Guide: How to Cast Your Ballot
How to Register to VoteRegistering to vote is simple. Visit IWillVote.com to find out how and where to register. You can register online in California as long as you have your California driver’s license or California identification card number and know the last four digits of your social security number.
How will 2020’s State Propositions Impact Berkeley?
Proposition 14: Prop. 14 would continue to fund California’s stem cell research by allowing the state to borrow up to 5.5 billion dollars. Proponents argue that investing in stem cell research could lead to breakthrough medical treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, cancer, and strokes.
Vote YES on Prop. 16 to Allow Affirmative Action
This November’s ballot contains Proposition 16, which is about affirmative action, a very controversial practice. Voting yes on Prop. 16 would help many Californians by overturning outdated and harmful Proposition 209.
Should Election Day Be a National Holiday?
Every year when Election Day comes around, there is an outpouring of people begging others to get out and vote. But what about the people who work all day, every day, and can’t take time off?
Why Ana Vasudeo for School Board Should Have Your Vote
A school board representative should have experience working with school districts and be dedicated to advocating for equity in our schools. Ana Vasudeo, a candidate for Berkeley Unified School District School Board, meets these qualifications and many more, making her the clear choice for a school board representative.